Posts Tagged: Community Ownership

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies: A Briefing Paper for MSPs

  This briefing paper has been prepared for MSPs in advance of the Scottish Government debate on ‘Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies’, taking place in Parliament on May 25th 2022. Community Land Scotland welcomes this timely debate and strongly supports community wealth building as a way of delivering… Read more »

Scot Gov releases action plan for 1million acre target

The Scottish Government have recently published an action plan for reaching the target of one million acres into community ownership by 2020, which was set by then-First Minister Alex Salmond at our Annual Conference 2013. Lorne MacLeod, chair of Community Land Scotland said; “We see this as very positive. The target will be tough to… Read more »

13 Years on: Pairc Trust take ownership of Pairc Estate

Community Land Scotland members, Pairc Trust, the community body in South-East Lewis, who have been trying to buy the local Pairc Estate on behalf of the community of some 400 crofters and residents since 2003, have finally completed the purchase and take ownership today. The Estate extends to over 28,000 acres, with 11 crofting townships… Read more »

Storr Plans in Staffin – Call for Local Views

Residents of Staffin are being asked to support an aspiration to manage a visitor site at the foot of the Old Man of Storr. Community Land Scotland member Staffin Community Trust (SCT) has been in talks with Highland Council – which owns an 82-hectare site from the Storr’s roadside upwards – about improving the visitor experience at the… Read more »

Hydro Power for Argyll Communities

A hydro power scheme which could produce enough power for over 800 homes each year was officially opened last week. The new jointly owned project in Glen Fyne, Argyll is now connected to the national grid, and it is estimated it will produce around 3.2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) each year, equivalent to the annual consumption of… Read more »